Discover fantastic Pocono Mountains events every month of the year!
Due to COVID-19, some Pocono Mountains fairs, festivals and annual events may have been put on hold or will be taking place virtually, so be sure to contact each event’s host site directly for exact dates and details.
From January to December, the Pocono Mountains events calendar is filled with exciting happenings, and many beloved fairs and festivals have been taking place year after year for decades - or even over a century! You’ll find annual carnivals of all kinds: performing arts festivals like DanceFest Milford showcase the talent of area artists, while local businesses like Country Junction - World’s Largest Store mark the seasons with everything from recurring summer berry celebrations to photos with Santa and the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget to check our local restaurants for special holiday meals and brunches too. Plan your next trip around one of our annual events!
Bundle up for WinterFest in Downtown Stroudsburg, which offers special promotions at local businesses and attractions as well as creative ice sculptures all round town.
Held annually on Presidents’ Day Weekend, Jim Thorpe WinterFest features horse drawn carriage rides, ice carvings, food and drink specials, the popular Mug Walk and more.
Looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Get tickets for Jim Thorpe IrishFest, which highlights Celtic concerts and showcases in honor of the area’s Irish heritage.
As green leaves return to the Poconos Mountains every spring, area communities get together to match Mother Nature’s efforts to beautify the planet. Pick Up the Poconos hosts a region-wide litter pick-up in April as well as in September, and many towns organize Earth Day clean up events.
The Annual Community Aviation Day and Fly-In-Drive-In Breakfast also takes place early in the spring, hosted by Moyer Aviation and Mount Pocono Rotary at Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport.
Whitewater Dam Release Days for the Lehigh River begin in May and continue throughout the summer and early fall, with local liveries like Pocono Whitewater Adventures and Whitewater Rafting Adventures offering adrenaline-filled weekend dam release rafting trips.
Kick off the summer with delicious eats and drinks! Split Rock Resort has been hosting the Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine and Food Festival for 30 years.
Look no further than the Pocono Mountains for amazing places to watch Fourth of July firework spectaculars. Cheer on the stars and stripes at celebrations all over the region.
Every July, the Poconos is alive with the sound of music, with a wide variety of festivals highlighting amazing local musicians. The Wildflower Music Festival has been held on the lush grounds of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary for almost 40 years.
County fairs typically happen in August and have been a staple on the Pocono Mountains events calendar for generations, offering rides, food, agricultural displays, entertainment, fireworks and fun for the whole family. The Wayne County Fair in Honesdale is over 150 years old and hosts big-name country music concerts, a demolition derby and much more.
Various competitions including livestock shows and demolition derbies are just a few of the exciting events on the schedule at the Carbon County Fair in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.
Monroe County’s West End Fair takes place in Gilbert, PA and features animals, live entertainment and arena shows.
The fairground in Newfoundland, PA is filled with a colorful ferris wheel, fun slides and more for the Greene Dreher Sterling Fair, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.
As summer winds down, take advantage of the long hours of daylight to enjoy some extra time on the water. Wally Lake Fest is an action-packed weekend and community-wide festival held every year on Lake Wallenpaupack.
Fall brings literature lovers to Milford for the Milford Readers & Writers Festival. Get inspired by performances and author talks.
The Black Bear Film Festival is one of Pennsylvania's premier independent film festivals, a great place to find some new favorites to add to your watch list.
When colder temperatures arrive and snow blankets the Pocono Mountains, our small towns light up for the most wonderful time of the year. The historic streets of Jim Thorpe are the perfect backdrop for the town’s Annual Olde Time Christmas Weekends.
On December 31, ring in the new year with buffets and ball drops at Poconos resorts, and get ready for the calendar to start all over again!